An early-morning fire destroyed a garage and two vehicles yesterday(Thur) at 24-09 Clayton Avenue in Mt. Pleasant.
Local Congressman Dave Loebsack will pay visits today(Fri) to two local fire stations…in West Burlington and Montrose.
Iowa’s top prison official was in the hot seat at the statehouse Thursday, answering questions about the long-delayed opening of the new state prison in Fort Madison.
It’ll take an autopsy to positively identify the remains of a man’s body found yesterday(Thur) in the woods behind Burlington’s HyVee store on Agency Street.
At least one local school district boss is fully in favor of President Obama’s proposal to offer students two years of free community college education.
Governor Terry Branstad says the state will look to other facilities to provide care, if his proposal to close the state-run Mental Health Institutes in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant moves forward.
He had claimed he was defending himself…but a Des Moines County jury evidently didn’t buy it…convicting 36-year old Earl Dunn of Attempted Murder in last summer’s shooting of 37-year old Kelon Tucker.
They’re talking about turning the old elementary school property in Nauvoo into a community and/or library-resource center…and there’ll be a meeting tonight(Wed) to discuss possible plans.
The man in charge of finding treatment for Des Moines County’s mentally ill population is upset with Governor Terry Branstad’s decision to not fund the Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Institute.
No arrests were made…but an informed source has told told us that members of Burlington’s Division of Criminal Investigation executed a search warrant at 617 Dunham Street on the south side of town last(Tues) night…and…